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  • ID: I6387
  • Name: Chester Milton Magsig
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 MAY 1913 in DeWitt, Arkansas 1
  • Death: 30 OCT 1965 in Shelby Co, Tn
  • Burial: Memphis Memorial Park Cem (Poplar Av)
  • Census: 1930 Marion Co, Ms - Student at Industrial School
  • Census: 1920 Rosedale City, Boliver Co, Ms with parents
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    • Occupation: Master River Boat Pilot
    • Note:

      In 1930, we find Chester Magsig in Marion County Mississippi attending the
      Mississippi Industrial Training School at Columbia, Ms. Chester later married Alice "Snooks"
      Rich, who was born on 10 JAN 1913 and died in Memphis in FEB of 1978.
      Chester was a river boat pilot on the Mississippi River.

      The following is the Obit Notice that was published in the Memphis
      Commercial newspaper on 1 NOV 1965:

      Master River Boat Pilot, 52,
      Dies After Short Illnes

      Chester Milton Magsig of 147 Stonewall died at 11:05 p.m.
      Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital after a short illnes. He was 52.
      Mass will be at 10 a.m. tommorrow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
      Burial will be in Memphis Memorial Park with Memphis Funeral Home
      in charge.
      Mr. Magsig was born in DeWitt, Ark., and had lived in Memphis 30 years.
      He was a master river boat pilot for Port City Towing Co. of Grennville,
      Miss. He was a communicant of the Catholic Church.
      He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alice Marie Magsig of 904 Jackson; his mother
      and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Merchant of 1535 Jackson; a son,
      Jerry Magsig of 1309 Wilbec; two sisters, Miss Gladys Magsig of
      211 Kenilworth and Mrs. Annie Dale of Decaturville, Tenn.; a brother,
      Theodore Magsig of Arlington, Va, and three grandchildren.

      Tennessee Death certificate # 5521 for the year 1965 confirms the
      information on Chester and his parents. It also lists his Social Security
      number as 409-26-7354.
      Buried in "Garden of Time" Section, Lot 744, space #1.

      Father: Paul Charlie Fred Magsig b: 5 MAR 1875 in Bonn, Germany
      Mother: Maude Ophelia Zylks b: 10 OCT 1892 in Fort Smith, Fayette Co, Ar

      Marriage 1 Alice Marie "Snook" Rich b: 10 JAN 1913 in Canada (?)
        1. Has Children Living

        1. Abbrev: Headstone of Chester Magsig
          Headstone of Chester Magsig